Savanah Yaghsezian, Author at PHOENIX magazine

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After a few days of drizzle this December, I was ready to neglect the Trader Joe’s frozen meals sitting in my fridge and drop $20+ on a Postmates delivery. I decided to turn to the holy grail of recommendations, the Instagram Story question feature, for some cozy suggestions. Readers, I was not disappointed.  Here are some of the places I was directed to cozy up with: Phở at Phở Thành By far one of the...

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This year, I struggled to find something that was funny, unique and relevant to my office’s culture for the annual White Elephant gift exchange. When suddenly, it hit me: Why not get something from a local boutique? One of the things you’ll find on many of their websites is an entire page dedicated to novelty items and/or gifts, so there’s sure to be a treasure within! Here are a few suggestions:  If your office has...

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I’m a huge fan of anything that involves Christmas, cheerful dance numbers and sitting. Whether you need something to do with visiting relatives or a creative holiday date night, one of these shows is sure to pique your interest.  The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) Performed by The Southwest Shakespeare Company Location: Madison Center for the Arts, 5601 N. 16th St., Phoenix When: Dec. 20-22 Why You Should Go: This vaudeville-inspired show will coax out a...

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Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) : Downtown Phoenix Because air signs have trouble making decisions and crave versatile lifestyles, it makes sense they would love the variety of options in Downtown Phoenix. They can dance their hearts out at Crescent Ballroom, drink a sophisticated cocktail at Bitter & Twisted and chat with friends at Valley Bar all in one night. Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagitarius): Old Town Scottsdale If you’ve ever spent time with a...

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Personally, if I had a dog, I wouldn’t date anyone they didn’t like. What better way to make sure your closest companion approves of the person you’re seeing than taking them on a date with you? Check out these four puppy-approved spots: O.H.S.O Brewery If your dog doesn’t like your date, at least they’ll like O.H.S.O.! The local brewery is so dog-friendly that it’s certified by Trips With Pets. It’s so common to see a...

I love a good, original costume idea. No shade to those who are planning on dressing up as scantily clad nurses or shirtless firemen, but I’m more impressed with those who think outside the box during the spookiest time of year.  Here are some ideas that are sure to win you a costume contest while paying homage to your favorite state: A last-minute costume: Saguaro Cactus We’ve all been there! Halloween can sometimes sneak up...

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Afraid of not having any Halloween plans? Fret not! Here is a list of fun, spooky events happening in the Valley. What: Halloween in Fair Verona: A Romeo & Juliet Masquerade Ball Where: Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix When: Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. Cost: $15 for advance tickets Where else could you don a mask and your best Victorian gown (costumes are mandatory!) while listening to local DJs? Crescent Ballroom will also...

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Despite Phoenix stubbornly refusing to ever give us anything other than year-round green trees and clear skies, I’ve still found ways to feel like I’m living in an autumnal wonderland.  Here are four things to add to your fall 2019 bucket list: 1. Drink spiced apple cold brew from Dark Hall Coffee As soon as I heard this drink existed and was not just something I dreamed about, I almost immediately raced over to Dark Hall...

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Anytime you meet a significant other’s parent(s), it’s bound to come with some anxiety. Should you tell them about the time you got an MIP your freshman year of college? Probably not. Should you tell them how lucky you feel to be dating their daughter/son? Probably. Should you suggest meeting at one of these restaurants? Absolutely. Windsor I suggest meeting here when the weather cools down slightly so you can enjoy their cute outdoor patio....

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I love birthdays and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Yes, I am the type of person who declares that it’s their “birthday month.”  Yes, I like to plan out how I’m going to celebrate weeks in advance. Yes, I enjoy having one day a year when I can bask in gifts and compliments – let a girl live!  Hence, here is my guide to planning a unique birthday party in the greater Phoenix area....

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In my dating experience, I’m usually either the one getting broken up with or the one that’s ghosting after one or two mediocre dates (sorry). But, after PHOENIX posted best places to go on a first date, I thought it was only fair to also write about where to break up with someone. I asked people on Instagram where they would most like to get their heart broken and here are a few of the responses...

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I know it might seem odd that the person who’s written a blog about an introvert’s night out and an introvert’s date night is now writing about dancing in a crowded room filled with strangers, but trust me, it’s actually a really good time.  If you’ve paid even the slightest bit of attention to your Facebook feed in the past few years, you’ve probably seen people mark themselves as “interested” or “going” to themed dance...

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